A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Arica in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 64.21 km (40 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -70.3541 West, latitude -19.2526 South, depth = 64.21 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 03:18:49 / August 16, 2020 @ 3:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:18:49 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bff9. Unique identifier: us6000bff9.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica. Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km S of Arica, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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